Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Mars Bar Slider Pouch for Owen

I ordered some envelopes from Ideal Envelopes over the weekend. They were offering a 15% discount plus a free England Mars bar with every order. As I'm dieting Owen will get the Mars bar - he can munch away while watching England play on Wednesday! I thought it would be fun to make a quick and simple slider pouch to present the Mars bar in.

I used a 20cms x 16cms piece of SU! Sweet Pea patterned paper and used my Scor-Pal to score at 2cms and 9cms along the 16cms side. I applied Scor-Tape at the bottom and side to stick the pouch together. I then used the SU! Slot punch to make a hole through both sides of the pouch for the ribbon - you need quite a long length of ribbon, double the height of the pouch plus enough to tie a bow. Then I threaded the ribbon through the holes and pushed the Mars bar in and that pushes the ribbon to the bottom of the pouch. All the recipient has to do is pull the bow upwards and out slides the choccy bar.

For the "a little yummy for your tummy" sentiment, I stamped in Choc Chip ink on Taken with Teal CS, cut it out with a Labels Four Nestie die, added some Pumpkin brads and attached it to the pouch with a glue dot.

Dawn Griffith has a video tutorial here showing how to make a candy bar slider. I adjusted the size so the Mars bar would fit and didn't bother with crimping the end of the pouch.

Stamps: SU! Yummy set
CS: SU! Taken with Teal
Patterned paper: SU! Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper stack
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip
Tools: Scor-Pal, SU! Slot punch, Labels Four Nestabilities die
Embellishments & accessories: SU! So Saffron grosgrain ribbon, Pink Hedgehog Crafts Pumpkin brads, Scor-Tape, glue dot


1 comment:

Dawn B. said...

I have been stamping for 4 years and never made one of these.. LOVE that candy bar.. It is not on my diet either.. They are so good.. Owen will love this. I am sorry I have not been by to visit.. I have been busy and my hand is really hurting in our humidity here so I try to not be on my computer too much.. Hugs from across the pond..